Hello, my freezer door doesn't seem to be staying closed. It opens when you close the door on the other side. Would a new door seal fix this?
Answer David, Replacing the door gasket, probably won't solve the issue. You do want to check and make sure the gasket is clean and seals all the way around the door opening flange. What does occur when you close the refrigerator door it can force the internal air to be forced through the air return tunnels and "pops" the freezer door open. The harder you slam the door, the wider the gap or opening. You can usually solve the issue by putting more or heavier articles on the freezer door shelves and or raising the front feet of the refrigerator by a 1/4 or 3/8 of an inch. Make sure the refrigerator is level in both directions first.
I have a new gasket for my freezer, how do I get old one off and install new?? Is it really difficult or easy I am a 58 yr old female and am pretty handy, however do get frustrated
Answer Hello Caron,
The old seal should simply pull out and the new one will push back in as the old one came out. If there are any creases that do not seal against the front of the cabinet, it can be heated with a hair dryer to get it to seat. When you get it to seat, do not open the door until the seal has cooled to room temperature so it will retain the shape.
How easy or difficult on a scale of 1 -10 is the gasket to install? Would you recommend a homeowner do it or a professional?
Answer Hello Joe! The gasket is fairly easy to replace. Here are the instructions, hope they help!
Pull the old gasket off. It may be best to soak the new gasket in warm water to help take its shape/form. The new gasket will press into the door liner. You may need to use a hair dryer to form the seal, be careful not to melt it